A number of bloggers made some lovely animal print jackets in the last few months and I was inspired. I didn't set out to specifically make an animal print jacket, I was looking for a print in black and brown shades and I didn't have enough of any one fabric in my black/brown print stash, so I went shopping. I found this fabric at my local Fabricland when they were having a Buy 1 get 2 metres free sale. I saw it, remembered how I loved everyone else's jackets and bought it. It is a 100% cotton woven with a heavier weight and has ridges/ribs running from selvage to selvage. I'm not sure what this weave would be called. See the photo below for a close up, maybe one of you readers could answer this for me.
I used a Burda Easy pattern 7789, which is probably out of print. It is unlined with a front zipper, elasticated hem, fold over cuff sleeves and flap front pockets.
It will work nicely for fall and winter weather and will be worn to jazz up my many basic black outfits and I was also thinking of doing a brown capsule as the search for fabric for this jacket brought my attention to a few brown fabrics I want to use from my stash. Also looking at the photo below with the jacket on the dress form, I think I really like the combo with red.